As of this writing, the full report from Special Counsel Mueller. We do have a letter from Attorney General Barr. There is lots of discussion and analysis – as well as both celebration and despondency – over Barr’s letter. Here are some things to consider. Barr’s letter does not provide an exoneration of the President, … More The Mueller Report
The discussion over the electoral college has been reinvigorated with Elizabeth Warren coming out in opposition to it. I’ll plagiarize myself below with my thoughts on the EC overall. In short, I don’t see a need for it, and I am not persuaded by the arguments in favor of keeping it. However, none of that … More Electoral College
Senator Susan Collins of Maine recently complained about a crowd-funding effort to influence her to vote “no” on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although the group is not offering money to her directly – instead the plan to use their money to support an opposition candidate if she votes yes –she … More Bribery
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter. The upside is that Mueller will probably then indict Trump. Silver linings. Oh… Also, that “Nunes memo” was made public today. It was, predictably, garbage. As fun as it might be to go line-by-line, someone else has already done it. Here’s a … More Groundhog Day (and that memo)
President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union
As mentioned previously, there is no statute specifically against “collusion” in the context of whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russians to influence the 2016 election. As stated in today’s “The Hill” article titled Trump lawyer: Collusion is not a crime: “For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you … More Collusion or Criminal Conspiracy?
There is a growing list of retail outlets that are choosing to no longer carry Trump brand products, or in some cases no choosing to promote the brand. In this case we’re speaking to Ivanka Trump’s products. The President has unsurprisingly been very vocal about the lines choosing to part ways with his daughter’s products, … More The Trump Brand
I read earlier today that, despite the legal uproar, at least one poll puts support of Trump’s Travel Ban at 55%. That’s one poll and may not be the most accurate reflection of support, but even if it’s relatively close it is surprising. Why? Because it indicates that more people believe that this ban serves … More The Power of Misinformation
Yesterday’s Women’s March attracted far more support than initially expected. While it might be seen as a protest march – and certainly some were there to protest the election of President Trump and to question his legitimacy – the effort was geared more toward advising the incoming administration that people haven’t forgotten about all the … More We held the march… Now what?
I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, DC today. The women were quite magnanimous; none were bothered by the fact that I am not a woman. Despite the gloomy, overcast weather and slight chill in the air, the rally before the actual march had a festive atmosphere, … More Women’s March on DC, 21 January 2017